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Problems splitting repository

From: Raimond Verwei <kisanth_at_verwei-it.nl>
Date: 2005-08-19 22:12:00 CEST

Hello all,


I'm trying to split up a repository which contains a large number of

I'm using the subversion 1.2.1 windows binaries.


I've followed the manual, so I did a svnadmin dump >Bigrepos.svn

The split it up by using:

svndumpfilter.exe include %1 --drop-empty-revs --renumber-revs --quiet
<Bigrepos.svn >%1.svn


When I do svnadmin load with these files all is well, however, I want to
relocate the projects (stripping the topmost directory as every project
will now get it's own repository)

So I edit the splitted dump-files using UltraEdit (which is set to
preserve line-endings as specified in the subversion manual, and I've
checked, line endings are \n and stay \n).

I remove the first revision which creates the topmost directory, then
replace every instance of "-path: Projectname/" with "-path: " so I get
my trunk, branches and tags directories directly in the new repository


The problem is with each and every splitted file that on the first
actual file-content that should be added I get a checksum mismatch

Even if I do something more simple like uppercasing the first character
of the path I also get a checksum mismatch error.

I've searched every forum and mailinglist I could find but even though I
find many entries for a checksum mismatch there is never any solution


Is there anybody out there that has attempted this and made it work?

So far my conclusion is this really isn't possible (At least not with
svn 1.2.1) and the only way to do what I want is to export every
project and lose the complete revision history :-(



Kind regards,,

Raimond Verwei


Verwei IT Solutions

Postbus 123

4380AC Vlissingen




Received on Fri Aug 19 22:11:47 2005

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